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Switzerland August 2017: Mercedes (+16%) threatens VW (-10%) for #1

The Mercedes GLC is up to #4 overall in Switzeland in August. 

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The Swiss new car market is up 5.6% year-on-year in August to 23.160 units, bringing the year-to-date tally back into positive territory at +0.4% to 206.963 registrations. Volkswagen goes against the grain and drops 10% to 10.7% share vs. 11.2% year-to-date and is now threatened by Mercedes, only one percentage point of market share below at 9.7% vs. 8.6% so far in 2016 thanks to deliveries soaring 16% on August 2016. BMW (-6%), Audi (+13%) and Skoda (+19%) round up the Top 5 while Renault (+26%) and Fiat (+38%) post the largest increases in the Top 10. Below, Citroen (+20%), Peugeot (+21%), Suzuki (+34%), Nissan (+39%), Volvo (+42%) and Alfa Romeo (+62%) make themselves noticed.

The Bugatti Chiron makes its first appearance in the Swiss sales charts this month. 

Model-wise, the VW Golf (+11%) manages a fourth consecutive month in pole position at 2.9% share but this is still not enough to reclaim the YTD lead off the Skoda Octavia, down 0.3% to 2.5% this month but adding up to 6.523 units so far this year (-15%) vs. 6.181 (-20%) for the Golf. The VW Tiguan (-10%) climbs back onto the podium but sees its honeymoon period end. Like last month, the hero in August is the Mercedes GLC surging 137% year-on-year to a fantastic 4th place overall and now ranking 7th year-to-date. The Fiat 500 (+58%), Skoda Fabia (+49%) and Audi A3 (+42%) also shine inside the Top 10. Just below, the Skoda Kodiaq is up a stunning 19 spots on its previous record ranking in July to lift it to a very impressive #11. The Mazda2 is up 182% to #12, the Ford Kuga up 56% to #15, the Renault Scenic up 303% to #20 and the BMW 5 Series up 91% to #27. Finally, the first two Bugatti Chiron have found a buyer in Switzerland this month.

Previous month: Switzerland July 2017: Mercedes up 19% in market down 4.6%

One year ago: Switzerland August 2016: Golf and Octavia down, Tiguan up

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